Affordable housing

BB&T, SunTrust pledge $30M for affordable housing in Charlotte

04/05/19

The two banks will each give $15 million to the Foundation for the Carolinas, which supports affordable housing development in Mecklenburg County.

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Senate confirms Mark Calabria as head of FHFA

04/04/19

The administration official will serve a five-year term as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's chief regulator.

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FHFA’s Otting authorizes GSE affordable housing payments

04/03/19

After a brief delay, the agency’s acting director signed off on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac contributing to the National Housing Trust Fund and Capital Magnet Fund.

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House hearing on fair-lending rules keeps spotlight on Facebook

04/02/19

A discussion on how to modernize policies to combat housing discrimination quickly turned into a sharp critique of the social media giant's advertising practices.

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BofA pledges $5 billion for its affordable housing program

04/02/19

Bank of America pledged to commit $5 billion over the next five years to its program aimed at homebuyers with low to moderate incomes and multicultural households.

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American Banker scores 11 major journalism awards

04/02/19

American Banker won 11 journalism awards during the past week, including its first Grand Neal, the highest of the honors announced at this year's Jesse H. Neal business journalism awards.

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Will Trump administration suspend GSE housing trust funds?

03/25/19

The Federal Housing Finance Agency in recent years has required Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to contribute to the funds every March, but has yet to make a 2019 request. Housing groups see the delay as a troubling sign.

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5 questions for Freddie Mac’s new CEO

03/21/19

David Brickman will take the helm of the mortgage giant at a time of transformation in the mortgage market and housing finance policy.

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Housing advocates surprisingly upbeat on FHFA nominee

03/20/19

Mark Calabria has notably criticized the government’s role in housing, but some groups have taken him at his word when he told senators that he supported affordable housing initiatives.

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The inconvenient truth for GSE reform plans

03/19/19

There’s bipartisan consensus that the conservatorships of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are unsustainable, but that may not be enough for lawmakers to upend the current system.

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